Study guide questions on Validity
1. Use of a volunteer sample is generally to be avoided because:
A) volunteers are hard to get
B) they are unlikely to be representative of the intended population
C) they are difficult to stratify
D) replication is diffi
Psyc 560 sample final exam questions
Directions: Below are a number of terms we have studied. Define each with a sentence or two in
the space provided. Each definition is worth 2 points.
Study guide questions on recruiting participants
1. A moderator variable is one that
A) makes a relationship meaningless
B) qualifies the application of a relationship
C) weakens the strength of a relationship
D) provides an alternative explanation for a
Anxious/ambivalent attachment is one of three attachment styles. It is characterized by
fear of abandonment and feeling that ones needs are not being met. My roommate displays
this attachment style in her relationship with her b
How to Write a Lit Review
Break up the review into several topic areas.
Organize all the findings under the various topics into a unified picture of the state
of knowledge in the area reviewed. The process of combining and interpreting the
literature is m
Four Ways of Knowing
Methods of Tenacity
Truth is true because one believes it even in front of contradicting evidence.
Method of Authority
Truth is true because an authority says so. Religion.
Method of Intuition
Truth is true because it is
A hypothesis is always about a population.
Testing a hypothesis means drawing inference from a random sample to the
population where the sample is taken.
1. Research hypothesis reflecting your verbal reasoning. The wording often reflect
The traditional view
The traditional view of the role of fathers was as head of the family and breadwinner. In
functionalist accounts of the family, the father takes the instrumental role,
supporting the family by earning a wage while the mother ta
Sample study guide questions
What is the nature of childhood, and what changes have there been in the status of
children in families and in society?
1 The term age patriarchy refers to the power of the male within the family, drawing attention to
how it i
Three Components of Educational Research Methodology
1. MEASUREMENT (PSYCHOMETRICS)
Instrumentation, Reliability, Validity
2. RESEARCH DESIGN
Sampling, Designs, Internal and External Validity
Experiment, quasi-experiment, non-experiment research.
Variable and Constant
An attribute or characteristic of a person or object that varies from person to
person, object to object. A constant is an attribute that does not vary from person to
person. Student achievement, motivation, blood pressure, etc. Pi,